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Table 3 Association between sociodemographic characteristics, awareness and offering of a malaria test to caregivers of febrile children, Makarfi, Nigeria

From: Demand-related factors influencing caregivers’ awareness of malaria tests and health workers’ testing practices, in Makarfi, Nigeria

Characteristic Awareness of any malaria testing
(N = 283)
Offered and did test [previous experience]a
(N = 259)
Yes No OR (95 CI) aOR Yes No OR (95 CI) aOR
Sex
 Male 4 47 1.701 (0.522–5.603) 1 48 0.417 (0.052–3.334)
 Female 11 221 10 200
Occupation
 Housewifec 9 187 (0.622 to [− 1.000])d 9 163 3.313 (0.411–26.707)
 Farmerb 0 61 1 60
Education
 At least primary 13 64 20.720 (4.555–94.250) 20.265 (4.461–92.059) 9 63 13.210 (2.781–62.790) 9.907 (2.104–48.728)
 Nil/informal 2 204 2 185
Distance (km)
 < 5 7 46 4.223 (1.459–12.220) 4.329 (1.499–12.500) 6 38 6.632 (1.927–22.830) 4.000 (1.095–14.706)
 ≥ 5 8 222 5 210
  1. aPrevious experience means ever asked to do a malaria test
  2. b61 responses
  3. c196 and 172 responses for awareness and previous experiences respectively
  4. dFisher-Exact